RL.K.4

Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

 


VOCABULARY
  • ask
  • question/questioning
  • words
  • unknown
  • answer
  • sentence

  • know (known)
  • text
  • what
  • why
  • mean
  • meaning

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD what's this  
  • Identifying unknown words in text and exploring and developing meaning for those words is an essential skill for students, K through 12th grade, and for all content areas.
  • Question generation and response supports oral language development and discourse as well as active listening—skills appropriate for all grades and content areas.
  • The ability to ask questions during reading or after reading about text read (either of others or of oneself) promotes thinking and reflection and supports comprehension of text.
  • Responding to questions requires focus and attention to details as well as integration of background knowledge with new knowledge.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this  

  • How does the ability to question and seek answers about word meanings help readers comprehend and analyze text?
  • What foundational reading skills scaffold a child’s ability to ask and answer questions about unknown words in text?
  • What types of questions support decoding of unknown words?
  • What other types of questions help children learn what words mean?

SAMPLE PERFORMACE TASKS

Students ask and answer questions about animals (hyena, scorpion, alligator, platypus) they encounter in Steve Jenkin’s and Robin Page’s What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

LEARNING PROGRESSION

Go to RL.1.4 to see the progression of related skills.